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Building Behavior
The Educator's Guide to Evidence-Based Initiatives



June 2019 | 184 pages | Corwin

Build the behavior system your students need and deserve

Students deserve a safe, welcoming, and tolerant learning environment in which high expectations for academic and social/emotional learning will flourish. To achieve this, schools must implement consistent behavior initiatives that are rooted in equity and clear in outcome and purpose. Which plan is best for your students’ needs?

In Building Behavior, authors Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan and John Hannigan identify the strengths of six major research-based behavior initiatives and offer practical guidance for implementing one or more that meet the unique needs of your students and school. They explore and connect the relationship of effect sizes and influence of six common behavior initiatives—Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Character Education, Restorative Justice, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Trauma Informed Practices, and Social and Emotional Learning—to help educators understand the purpose of each and give school leaders a starting point for adding to, refining, or building a tailored behavior system that is effective and manageable. Building Behavior includes: 

  • Common definitions, frameworks, best practice resources, and tips for implementing and synthesizing each of the behavior initiatives
  • Reflective prompts that connect the existing body of knowledge with real life experiences and practices
  • Reproducible resources, including sample schoolwide and district-wide assessments
  • Tips to avoid common implementation challenges and missteps 

Don’t just reach for the “next best thing.” Learn to select, self-assess, and build a plan for effective implementation of a behavior system that meets the diverse academic and social/emotional learning needs of your students. 

"This book offers comprehensive, unbiased information on effective behavior initiatives and provides effective tools for implementing the action plan that best fits a school. It provides a one-stop shop that educators can use to evaluate their current behavior plan, research the most current behavior initiatives, and tailor-fit an initiative for their school."
- Mandy White, Science Teacher, Vicenza Middle School, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I • BUILDING BEHAVIOR (THE WHY)
 
Chapter 1 • Building Effective Behavior Initiatives in Schools
The Why Behind This Book  
How to Use This Book: Building Behavior  
Behavior Initiatives K-W-L Strategy  
Before You Begin: An Important Note  
 
PART II • BUILDING BEHAVIOR (THE WHAT)
 
Chapter 2 • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
The What—Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of PBIS  
Synthesized Indicators of PBIS Implementation Success and Challenges  
PBIS Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
Chapter 3 • Character Education
The What—Character Education  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of Character Education  
Synthesized Indicators of Character Education Implementation Success and Challenges  
Character Education Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
Chapter 4 • Restorative Justice
The What—Restorative Justice  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of Restorative Justice  
Synthesized Indicators of Restorative Justice Implementation Success and Challenges  
Restorative Justice Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
Chapter 5 • Culturally Responsive Teaching
The What—Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of CRT  
Synthesized Indicators of CRT Implementation Success and Challenges  
CRT Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
Chapter 6 • Trauma-Informed Practices
The What—Trauma-Informed Practices (TIPs)  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of TIPs  
Synthesized Indicators of TIPs Implementation Success and Challenges  
TIPs Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
Chapter 7 • Social and Emotional Learning
The What—Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)  
Connection to Hattie’s Effect Sizes in Relation to the Core Components of SEL  
Synthesized Indicators of SEL Implementation Success and Challenges  
SEL Best-Practice Resource Inventory  
 
PART III • BUILDING BEHAVIOR (THE HOW)
 
Chapter 8 • Bringing It All Together: Building Behavior Initiatives
Bringing It All Together: Synthesis of the Six Behavior Initiatives  
SchoolWide Behavior Initiatives Process (SW-BIP)  
SW-BIP Phase 1: Selection  
SW-BIP Phase 2: Self-Assessment  
SW-BIP Phase 3: Solutions  
Closing Thoughts: Tips and Suggestions from the Authors  
 
References
 
Index

"This book offers comprehensive, unbiased information on effective behavior initiatives and provides effective tools for implementing the action plan that best fits a school. It provides a one-stop shop that educators can use to evaluate their current behavior plan, research the most current behavior initiatives, and tailor-fit an initiative for their school."

Mandy White, Science Teacher
Vicenza Middle School, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity

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